Two people are sitting in front of their Bibles, reading the words before them. One walks away and looks for ways to put into practice the things she has read. The other walks away and gets caught up in the craziness of life, forgetting the things she just read. James wants us to understand that these two people may not seem all that different from the outside, but in reality they represent two vastly different paths and two vastly different destinations. The difference between hearing and doing is no small matter!